Fighting Your Traffic Ticket in Houston
Why Should I Fight My Ticket?
No one wants to get a ticket, but they happen. You should just pay it right away and be done with it, right? Think again. Once you pay a ticket, you admit guilt and are then subject to worse penalties that can include:
- Points on your license
- Increased insurance premiums
Your ticket is a citation for a single moment where you broke the law. It does not represent your entire life, but if you pay the ticket and have the incident added to your record, it will plague you for far longer than that initial moment.
According to John Kuo of NerdWallet, the average raise in insurance rates is almost 12 percent after a ticket for 15 mph over the posted speed limit. This means not only hundreds of dollars spent paying the ticket, but hundreds more per year in premiums.
Get help from Benavides Law Firm to fight your ticket and avoid the consequences.
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Penalties while Driving
In Texas, drivers are subjected to a penalty system involving points. If you receive a traffic ticket or other moving violation, your license will be charged with at least two points. These points cannot be removed except through traffic school.
In some instances there may even be conviction-based surcharges which require the offender to pay an annual fine for three years. Offenses that involve conviction-based surcharges in Texas include:
- DWI - fines increase for subsequent occurrences
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a valid license
What Happens If I Get Too Many Points on My License?
Once you reach six points on your license, you will have to pay extra fines, surcharges and potentially face other repercussions. There are also offenses where your license can be suspended, such as:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Evading arrest
- Using a fake ID
- Faking government records
- A felony involving your vehicle
Fighting Your Ticket
Just because you are issued a ticket or charged with a criminal offense doesn’t mean you must pay it and suffer the consequences. Benavides Law Firm helps clients fight their tickets and protect their futures.
Benavides Law Firm helps fight charges in cases involving:
- Commercial drivers
- Hit and runs
- Occupational license
- Reckless driving
- Suspended license
- Traffic ticket warrant
Our Houston traffic ticket lawyer has the experience to help you fight your ticket and avoid having your insurance rates go up. Call today and schedule your free consultation now.
Dial (713) 955-7344 now or contact us online to get started.
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